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Tattoo News - February 2013


An excellent travel video on Aotearoa (New Zealand) featuring a fair amount of tattoo is online at . Enjoy!

While looking for fun websites and films on the more remote Polynesian Outliers for my course I ran across the following website on Tikopia:

The National Library of New Zealand has an impressive online library of digital images. A large selection of photographs of moko (Maori traditional tattoo) is at>  You may have to copy & paste this link. 

There's a current exhibition of Samoan barkcloth (siapo) at the University of Hawaii's Hamilton Library, also online at

There's another exhibition by the Museum of Anthropology at Missouri:

The European body painting group, CreaChiefs has a great gallery of innovative body art on their website. See One of their members, Bella Volen, has a fun website:
Vancouver, B.C. will be the host city for the Pacific Arts Association conference in early August.  It should be well worth attending!

I am home on O'ahu for awhile teaching a class on the history of Polynesian tattoo at Windward Community College.  You can reach me at or call (808) 734-8677. Please remember Hawai'i is 3 hours earlier than CA. 

I will be back in CA in May/June (please sign up no later than April 1st for an appointment) and have openings in Long Beach, Oceanside and the east SF bay area.  I'll be back in CA again, and will also be working for a brief period in early August in Vancouver, BC.  

Artist Jordan Souza will be with me for a portion of my time in LA in May. You can see Jordan's tattoo art mixed through his various Facebook pages or on his new site: Jordan specializes in Maori tattoo as well as other Polynesian styles, but also does excellent color, gray  and representational art. He is also experienced in Japanese style. Jordan's sign-up procedures are the same as mine, please see htt

till March 23Home on O'ahu
March 25-30Maui
April 1-May 14O'ahu
May 17-29LA
June 1-9Oceanside
June 15-30SF East Bay Area
July 5-30Home on O'ahu
Aug 5-12Vancouver, BC
Aug 17-27LA
Aug 31-Sept  8Oceanside
Sept  14 - 18Felton, Santa Cruz
Sept  21 - 29East SF Bay Area


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